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Lh silk hat Ann Coman
s wearing 10 tne Apple
Wade is a sidelight to
,rolina history. Ann a
L, the late U. S. Rep. W.
ird bought it for Confed
eral Thomas Cllngman
neral. however, declined
Lnlu, saying he preferred
AlOfd U1UI1 V WW lb Ull-
t year, however, when he
President Grovef Cleve-
ugural ball in Washing-
it Miss Coman was wear-
'vlonEed to her famous
ier, who bought It for
1 1 01
assey is not only a good
er, out ne is an expen
ng the color of apples
air of pretty young wom-
lloat In the parade on Sat-
featured Golden Delicious
ind pretty blonde Linda
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kser. r or nis origm rea
had Mrs. Boone Davis,
fpretiy red hair, to ride on
t the young ladles received
of their color apples as a
jked Like Murder
taw dummy used for the
Tell" feature of the Ap-
al Saturday caused some
itturn pale on Sunday. The
'was left at the stack Of
!hay on the parking lot
distance, and a casual
he dummy resembled a
iped over with his head
stranger driving by the
iuse saw the scene, slam-
his brakes, and after a
ok, drove on.
fine was about as realistic
urn ever nope to una.
The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Junior: "Pop, teacher said
the world revolves a its
Senior: "Ytw most have
misunderstood her, son. The
world revolves oa taxes."
65th YEAR NO. 87 14 PAGES Associated Press
WAYNESVILLE, N. C MONDAY AFTERNOON, OCT. 30, 1950 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countiet
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Part Of The Huge Crowd Attending Apple Week Activities On Saturday
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Open Election Rallies
A crowd estimated at six thousand saw the "Apple Week'
Mountainer building, the Military Band was playing "Under the Old Apple Tree"
the left, center. (Staff Photo'.
progra m here on-Saturday. At the moment this picture was made from The
The platform for demonstrations ran bo seen on
jtaihbone of Waynesville is
I hunter to ktyl a bear in
i season. I
IRged a 250-pound bruin
day afternoon while hunt-
She Big East Fork section
1 Nick Medford'l party. -
Contributions to the band drive
crept up to $2,815 this morning,
according to W. A. Bradley, band
Plans are to climax the drivi; for
$4,200 on Thursday night when the
ban dand chorus give a concert at
the high school. Proceeds will go
to the band expansion fund.
Charles Isley, director, said ihe
concert Is being planned for spec
ial appeal to younger people, in
that a number of "lighter" numbers
with novelty arrangements are in
cluded. The chorus wiil include
several Nearo spirituals in their
part ol the .program.-
wood Folks Set For
1 be an extremely wise
ho knows his own child
ihat is the night in every
wen small people become
pitches, gremlins, imps, orl-
auties, clowns, statesmen, .
its. cabbages and kings,
strange faces with a glee-
"id County's Halloween
iun will come to a color
lax that night,
ichcdule of the traditional
tn parties and carnivals
Uast Tuesday In the county,
frrow night will close out
while,- Police Chief Orville
f issued a word of advice to
Js fun, he said, as long as
V. including property own-
are all right as long as
n't hurt anybody or dam
"lice will be on the alert
fnt any damage to property,
ffffieers are all for every
f ving fun, he said,
t the kind of fun that is
ppense of somebody else.
n taut L 1 A I .
toroi puny is me xnas
f scheduled for Tuesday
ill 2 Waynesvtlln Armory.
Waynesville Chamber of
ce and Waynesville Mer-
Association are sponsoring
!nt jointlv fnr th twrnrflt nf
fi school students.
Psville High School's foot
yers will be given passes
Party, which will start at
londay, the Central Ele
SchooL Saunook School,
e HaUnween Par Kt
To Be Held Nov. 2
Western North Carolina public
welfare officials will meet in Ashe
vllle Thursday to discuss the
state's welfare program.
Representatives from Haywood
County will attend.
Dr. Ellen Winston, State Public
Welfare commissioner, will matte
the featured speech.
The officials will participate also
. t.r .
in an open torum discussion oi pos
sible methods for strengthening
the state program.
Miss Selma Wall, Shelby civic
leader, will serve as modrrator.
Western county commissioners,
members of county welfare boards.
and interested citizens will lane
part in the forum.
Mrs. J. H. h. Miller of Marion,
the president of the WNC district
welfare organization, will preside.
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Apple Festival Draws
6,000 To Waynesville
The colorful program to pay
homage to iluywood County's most
valuable fruit drew more than 6,
000 people to Waynesville Satur
That figure Is equivalent to about
20 per cent more than all the men,
women, and children in the Hay
wood County seat.
The thousands of visitors from
throughout the county jammed
the streets to see the colorful par
ade which opened the Haywood
County Apple Festival.
Nearly every store window on
Main Street displayed apples In
many varieties and in a hundred
forms as pies, jellies, sauce,
Pi?.1" and bakad, ,y,
Two thousand people stood on
the lawn and the parking lot In
front of the Court House to see the
proper way apple pies should be
They jammed the sidelines of
the archery range Set up in the
parking lot to see the Cherokee
Indians shoot at an apple on the
head of a dummy.
They saw the town dignitaries
of Waynesville, Hazelwood, Clyde,
and Canton toss pies at each other.
and then watched five of the coua
ty's ministers in a pie-eating :on'
In another contest, five apple
growers tried to identify different
varieties of the fruit by taste.
The winners of .the contests and
The Misses Reed
Are Injured In
Miss Katharine Heed nml her
sister, Miss Evelyn Reed, were re
ported In good condition this morn
ing at the Haywood County Hos
pital where they were taken for
treatment following nn automobile
accident last night.
According to State Highway Pa
trolman H. T. Ferguson of Sylva,
the accident occurred about ton
miles East of Sylva around Dd.dl
Miss Katharine Reed was said to
have suffered a fractured left ;eg
and abrasions, while Miss Evelyn
Reed received minor cuts on the
face and bruises.
Lyman C. Reed, brother of the
inured persons, who was driving
the car, was uninjured.
Wellco Shoe Film
Being Shown Here
JOE LINER IN HOSPITAL
Joe Liner, who is a patient at
Mission Hospital, Asheville, follow
ing an operation, is expected to re
turn to his home later in the week.
MRS. NEWELL AT
Mrs. C. O. Newell is a patimf at
Duke Hospital where she under
went an operation last week. She
Is reported to be doing nicely. Mr.
Newell left today for Durham nd
expects to return with Mrs. Newell
County Registration For
General Election Is Heavy
A short feature film is being
shown this week at the Park
Theatre showing the manufacture
of "Koamtread shoes as made at
the plants of the Wellco Shoe Cor
poration here. The film is being
the shows in the parade, window shown throughout the nation,
displays, and cooking were honor ' : '
First prize for the best float in
th? r-rade went to Richard Barber
of Barber's Orchard in Saunook.
W. K. Boone placed second, and
Boiling Hall was third.
Mr. Hall won top award for his
exhitit in the display contest. Mr.
Barber was second and W. K.
Boone finished third.
In the show of pics, jellies, and
sauces" held at the First National
Bank, Mrs. Thurroan Davis of Iron
Duff was judged the winner in the
pie division: Mrs. Turner Cathey,
of Bethel, in the jellies section; and
Mrs. C. E. Mainous, also of Bethel,
for turning out the best apple
Robert Boone, president of the
Smoky Mountain Apple Growers;
Association, won top honors as the
best apple taster.
He correctly identified every
variety of apple he was assigned.
The Rev. Clyde Collins, pastor
of the Bethel Methodist Church,
won the laurels for the fastest pie
He breezed through a piece six
inches in diameter topped with a
half pint of vanill lee cream In
(See Apple Page 6)
The Cherokee drama last sum
mer paid the llu'iokee Indians
more than $50,000 in .salaries and
brought $1,000,000 in business to
their shops and tourist iudlities.
These results were revealed
Thursday nlwlit by John I'airis,
newly-appointed drama publicity
He quoted the llnuii's in an ad
dress before the Waynesville Lions
"Unto These Hills." in its first
season sent a gross of $15H,000 into
the box office cash registers.
Its audiences during its run
from July 1 through Labor Day
That figure nehtr"2,0l0 chil
dren, and patrons who were admit
ted on passes.
Referring to the llnancial gain
it brought the Indians, Mr, I'airis
said It meant a return oh their in
vestment of ten to one.
"The Indians invested $5,000 in
the drama," he said, "and it
brought them slightly more than
That figure includes:
$20,000 in salaries to the Chero
kee const ruction workers who
helped build the Mountainside
$25,000 in additional salaries to
other Indian workers among the
114 on the drama payroll;
$2,000 provided by the Cherokee
Historical Association as prizes for
(See Cherokees I'aup K
Sets Tone For
NEW Ql ARTt KS
Haywood Democrats have
opened headquarters in the
Ferguson Building, first floor,
adjoining offtcea of W. R.
Mrs, Sam Kelly U In charge
of the office.
11 a y w o o d County's Democrats
launched their precinct rallies Fri
day night in Cruso at a meeting
marked by an atmosphere of unity
and high enthusiasm.
This initial rally showed a spirit
of party unity that County Demo
iratlc Executive Committee Chair
man Charles n. McCrary deser'bed
William CJ. Byvrs, former county
"I want to see every Democrat
from the constable of East Fork to
the two United States senators vole
the straight Democratic ticket."
His address stressed the party
unity and the party's accomplish
ments in the nation and the state.
Mr. McCrary declared that the
aim of all the precinct rcllles which
would precede the' November 7
General Election are aimed to
stimulate unity and harmony.
"There will be no mud-slinging.
he declared, speaking for the coun
ty's Democrats and Democratic
In other action at the Cruso
School meeting, the audience un
animously went on record declaring
that the Haywood County Demo
iralic Party should support the
proposed amendment raising the
pay of members of the General As
sembly. The legislative pay proposal is
one of five amendments which will
be submitted to the side's voters
in the General Election.
Meanwhile, County Democratic
Headquarters today announced a
change In the schedule of rallies.
Add''d to the list Is a separate
tally in the Jonathan Creek pre
cinct Tuesday night at 7:30 o'clock.
The session will be held at the
Kock Hill School.
The principal speaker will be C.
C Francis, Democratic candidate
for chairman of the board of Hay
wood County Commissioners.
The next one after that will be
(See Democrats Page 8)
All Set For Halloween
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To Participate In
The size of the registration dur
ing the last four weeks Indicates
Haywood county may have a near
record vole In the November 7
Exact figures were unavailable
But some officials forecast an
actual vote of 9,000 which would
be a record for a non-presidential
The three precincts making up
What previously was the Waynes
ville North Ward showed a total of
1,840 names put in the books Since
the new registration was ordered
N.C. Voters To Decide
On 5 Amendments Nov. 7
on five proposed amenamems 10
the state constitution on November
7 in the General Election.
The principal amendments would
raise the pay of state senators and
representatives, and safeguard the
funds labelled for the Teachers
and State Employees' Retirement
The amendments, specifically,
1 Permit any defendant charg
ed" with crimes less serious than
those punishable by death to waive
indictment, when he is represent
ed by counsel;
9 Secure and safeguard the
f-.nrf for the Teachers' and State j
3) Permit the General Assem
bly to set the number of regular
superior court judges in each judl
cial district which has at least one
4) Fix compensation of state
legislatures during General As
sembly sessions at $15 a day, lim
iting the maximum pay period to 90
5) Authorize the chief justiie
of the State Supreme Court to give
assignments of judges and call spe
cial terms of court; empower the
Legislature to define the Jurisdic
tion of the special judges.
This authority now is in the
hands of the governor.
for these three seel inns.
That figure exceeds by approxi
mately 200 the number of votes cast
in Ihclirnl primary ol last summer.
The figures for the three pre
cincts; Fast. Waynesville. 500; O.'n'er
Waynesville, 700; West Waynts
Next Saturday will he challenge
day in all precincts.
New registrations were requir
ed in the three new Waynesville,
the two Pigeon precincts, and the
Little Dickie Nix made sure he would be prepared for Halloween
'way ahead of time. He picked out this big pumpkin at the Piglou i
Valley Fair last month to save for Halloween Night. Now he's all
ready for tomorrow's annual convention of the witches and Ja k-o-lanterns.
Dickie is the son of Mr, and Mrs. M. of Betrt.
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Local Presbylen :
Observe 75 th Anniversary
For Court In
General Jonathan M. Wainwriuht
will go hunting next month in the
Last week the veteran of Bataan
and Corregidor accepted an invita
tion of the Cleveland, Tenn., Bear,
Deer, and Boar Hunters' Club.
The bear, deer, and boar hunt
will be staged November 16-22.
Club President M. H. Thompson
said 00 hunters will participate in
the event in the Nantahala Na
tional Forest on the North Carolina-Tennessee
The party will use the famed
Plott hounds, bred near Waynes
ville, in the hunt.
Yum, Yum, The First Half of Pie Was Fine
The Jury list for the. November
criminal term of Haywood Super
ion Court was named today,.v ", '.
It was the last jury ; iit ' which"
will be issued by Bryan Medford
as register of deeds. --''''
He will retire from office offici
ally alter the November General
Jule Noland is the Democratic
candidate for the office.
Mr. Medford did not run for re
nomination in the 1950 primary.
Judge J. Will I'less of Marion
will preside over lhe two-week
criminal term, which will open No
The jurors for Hie first week:
Willis Kirkpatrick, Beaverdam;
I Mrs Howard Bryson, Waynesville;
Wayne K. Rogers, Waynesville;
Frank Wells. Pigeon; Willie Hog
len, Beaverdam: R. O Chambers,
Pigeon: R. I. Prevost, Waynesville;
Hubert Green. Iron Duff;
J. W. Cabe, Beaverdam: D.
Reeves Noland, Waynesville; E. A.
Williamson, Waynesville; Peden
Fred I'less, East Fork; Fred Cal
houn, Waynesville; Devoe H. Mc
Elroy. Iron Duff;
Grady Wilson. Jonathan Creek:
(See Court Pace
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At a congregational meeting of
the members of the Wayncsv die
Presbyterian Church yeMenLe ,
plans were made for the ob
ance of the 75th anniversary of tl.o
organization of the Church.
The-Wuynesville Church was or
ganized November 27th. 1375 !, a
commission from Meekknlm,
A planning committee w;vs 'ap
pointed to work out the details i f
The committee consists of E A.
Wilfiamson, Clerk of the S' -Mi-",
Albert Abel, Chairman of the
Board of Deacons, Whilenrr Pre.
vest, Superintendent of I hp Sun
day School; Mrs. L. M. Iticbe-'in,
President of the Women of ts
Church; Charles F. Fowler. Irei
dent of the Men of the ClmriU;
Miss Harriett Gibson, prr .ident f
the Youth Fellowship: Mrs. J '..
Kilpatrick, Choir Director, end H'O
pastor, the Rev. Malcolm K. Wil
liamson. Tentative plans call for a special
Anniversary service on Sunday,
A special musical program, and
fellowship meeting at whidi time
all members of the chin ch an
friends of the 'congregation wi'l
gather are also ontcmplati d in
connection with the celebration.
Announcement was made at the
morning service yesterday of the
laying of the new carpet in ths
church which was made possible 'y
a gift in the will of the late Miss
(See Prebytcrians Page 8
Bear Trap Almost Proves
Man Trap For Bear Hunter
These five Haywood, preachers, in this unposed picture, were cramming apple pie, a la mode, during
the pie eating contest Saturday. They did a good Job, without missing a bite. Left to right: Rev. W.
T. Medlln, Jr.. Clyde; Rev. M. R. Williamson, Waynesville: Rev. Kay Allen, Aliens Creek; Rev. Clyde
Collins winner, of Bethel, and Rev. H. E, Coleman, Jonathan Creek. .'Staff Phofn),
Sylvesler McGaha of Maggie
lound a bear trap last Tuesday.
He almost lost an arm doing it.
Mr. McGaha was crawling
through thick underbrush on his
hands and knees' while tracking a
bear in the Jones Cove section of
Bik East Fol k
Ahead ol him was slim bear
trail cameled with dead leaves and
'I hen his hand flattened a small
The top of the branch touched
I the ground, and the leaves and
underbrush ahead of the hunter
erupted as the jaws of the huge
The trap, armed With sharp
spikes, had been camouflaged with
a covering of dead leaves and bait
ed with apples.
Mr. Huffman, game refuge ward
en of the Big East Fork section in
the Sherwood Wildlife Manage
was investigating ia-t
(This Information com
plied from Records of
SUU Highway Patrol)